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2012 Team Outlook: Kansas City

A fantasy football preview of the Chiefs this year. Profiled players include Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn, Jamaal Charles, Dexter McCluster, and Peyton Hillis.

Bowe is by far one of the best receivers in the game. Last year he pulled down 81 receptions for 1,159 yards with 5 touchdowns, despite playing without starting quarterback Matt Cassel the final 7 games of the season. If you've reached the point in your draft when it's time to select a receiver and Bowe is available, don't hesitate to draft him. We believe the Chiefs' offense is going to post some very good numbers this season and Bowe plays a key role in their success.

Last season was Baldwin's first year in the NFL. In 11 games Jon only managed to pull down 21 receptions for 254 yards. This year finding time on the field may an issue. With so much talent on this team players further down on the depth chart are going to find it difficult to post good numbers. In most cases when Baldwin steps on to the field he will be the third or fourth option. This means he won't have a lot of opportunities to score points for fantasy owners. Unless you're in a deep league, it is probably best to leave Baldwin on the free agent market. On the other hand if you're looking for a late round pick with great upside then Baldwin would be a great addition. Bladwin is a talented young receiver with all the tools to be a quality NFL receiver. Fantasy owners need to keep an eye on this young man.

Last season was Breaston's first year with the Chiefs. He had to learn a new playbook and play the final 7 games without starting quarterback Matt Cassel. Despite all this, Steve managed to have the second best year of his career pulling in 61 receptions for 785 yards. This year we should see better numbers than these from Breaston. With the return of Cassel and Charles (and the signing of free agent Peyton Hillis), the Chiefs' offense is stacked. This should help open up the offense, allowing players like Breaston to post good numbers.

There is just way too much talent on this team for fantasy owners to think about drafting Copper. With three receivers ahead of Terrance, there is little chance he will see enough action this season to be fantasy worthy. The only way Copper sees enough action this year is if something happens to Bowe and Breaston, causing them to miss mutliple games at the same time.

While at training camp last year, Moeaki torn his ACL causing him to miss the 2011 season. With this in mind Kansas City went out and signed free agent Kevin Boss. This leaves the Chiefs with two quality tight ends. Moeaki hasn't played in a year, so it will take him some time to get back in game shape. This coupled with 6'6" and 225 pounds bounding around on a repaired knee may have contributed to the Chiefs' decision to sign Boss. Until we see just how they plan to use these guys it may be best to draft Moeaki as a backup.

Another key acquition made by the Chiefs this off season was the signing of former Raiders and Giants Kevin Boss. The addition of Boss gives the Chiefs yet another weapon on offense. In Boss' final two years with the Giants he had over 500 yards and 5 touchdowns each year. The problem here is fellow tight end Tony Moeaki will be returning to action after suffering a torn ACL in training camp last season. Just how the Chiefs plan to use Boss and Moeaki needs to be seen before we can fully assess their fantasy value. Until then, it is probably best to draft Boss as a second tight end with the hope he could become a fantasy starter.